10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
4
Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice visit website.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Venice is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tombe and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria in Trastevere and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.